I found it a fascinating movie which was, in my opinion, historically sound and showed a balanced view of both sides of the war. The photography was at times stunning, and the action scenes were exciting but not too graphic.
Although a lifelong fan of his, this picture puts John Waynes version into the comic books.
I am a life long film goer and thought this film was great.
The best version I've seen so far !
I thought it was very well done. Would love to see a directors cut.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I think the director did a great job in portraying the main character`s accurately. I loved Patrick Wilson being cast as William Travis. He was wonderful and stole the show from the other bigger stars!
As a native Texan who grew up "playing" the Alamo (as several of the actors confessed), I apprectiated the historical accuracy as well as the balanced perspective on all issues. The Screenwriter/ Director had a formidable task 1) in telling a remarkable story with four main characters under a strict studio time retraint (the movie couod have easily been 3-1/2 hours in length), and 2) educating the ignorant who thought the Alamo was a story of "America verse Mexico" (as some from Disney initially belived before the Director educated them on basic history). I`ve seen the movie at least five times and will see it again. Best telling of the heroi
As a historian I thought it was fairly accurate. There were somethings, obviously, that had to be guessed at, but overall, it was a decent movie about a group of men told to hold out as long as they could, knowing they were doomed...a tale of brotherhood, the kind most soldiers who have been in combat know about. As for the pro-american theme, the U.S. wasn`t involved. It was about a group of men fighting for Texas independence as a seprate Republic.
to much blood
I think the movie did a good job in telling the story of the human drama. I was glad that it at least touched on the slavery issue. Mexico had abolished slavery and the Texains wanted slaves to work the cotton fields. The true horror story is the way Texas treated the natives and the free blacks after winning independence from Mexico. The black men who had worked as free as the whites were returned to slavery and the natives (Tajos) were forced to leave Texas, even Juan Sequin could not tollerate the violence against himself and the natives. The movie was entertaining and like always depicted the Americans as heroes. We usually leave out
Though not entirely accurate, the historical account of the Alamo at least portrays the supreme sacrifice common Americans made so as to assure liberty in what eventually has become the most democratic, and prosperous nation on earth. Only with the patriotic determination and unrelenting fortitude so cleverly portrayed by those who so valiantly fought to secure freedom in Texas against overwhelming odds (as was true during the Revolution and at other times in our nation`s history) has the miraculous emergence of the United States on the world scene become possible. More historical productions such as this movie (in spite of many politically
why does US always win? why is it a good thing that the americans always kill everyone in the end? why do they continue to make american war movies, when they`re just all the same? you always know america`s going to win. I don`t remember hollywood making a film about Canada fighting a war...are we not as important as the US is? oh yea, i didn`t like this movie.
Running Time: 135 min.
April 9, 2004
September 28, 2004
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Dennis Quaid, Jason Patric, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Marc Blucas, Patrick Wilson